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Azure vs. AWS vs. Google Cloud : Who is the boss in today’s Cloud World?

As applications are migrated out of on-site data centers in an attempt to develop, reduce costs and increase flexibility, the cloud computing has increasingly become a motivating force for companies today.

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) isa model where, on behalf of a client, a third-party supplier manages and retains network infrastructure, including hardware, software, servers and storage.

The 'three largest' cloud service providers, Amazon Web Services ( AWS), Microsoft Azure , and Google CloudPlatform, have essentially resolved early concerns regarding protection and data privacy, except for the most highly controlled organizations continuing to be vigilant when it comes to cloud platform acceptance.

Let’s discuss what differentiates these 3 big giant cloud platforms from each other:

Key Features

The trio providers have  and software aimed at splitting-edge technology areas such as less computing servers and Internet of Things (IoT), while consumers can tap either cloud to build a smartphone website or even construct a high-performance computing framework tailored to the needs in different ways. In the global cloud technology economic war, machine learning has also been a thriving field as of lately.

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning helps programmers to build, test and deploy architectural algorithms for a whole bunch of plugins over the vast marketplace.

In order to simplify machine learning, Amazon Web Services introduced SageMaker by integrating a hosted Jupyter notebook framework with built-in business solutions, streamlined spin-up of central hub using EC2 instances, and HTTPs endpoints for Amazon S3storage abilities.

In its famous open - source software Tensor Flow deep learning library, Google offers a high-level AI framework that helps ML developers design, test and deploy algorithms.

Pricing Tier

For those making a move to the cloud, pricing can be a major draw, and for valid reason, as the big providers compete, there has been a continuing downward trend in rates.

All three cloud services, however, offer significantly different pricing structures, promotions and regular price cuts, making the obvious comparison scenario difficult.

The pricing tiers of the 3  be calculated and a verdict can be made based on the pricing analysis.Please refer to the links for the different level of pricing calculations offered by the 3 cloud platforms: AWS Pricing , Azure Pricing and GCP Pricing.


With other tools such as severalCloud Services and Resource Manager to help deploy applications in the cloud and its Azure Autoscaling service, Azure computing offering focuses primarily on its virtual machines (VMs).

AWS' key product for computing is itsEC2 instances, which can be personalized with a wide range of choices. It also includes integrated activities such as ECS for Kubernetes (EKS), ElasticBeanstalk, EC2 Container, AWS Lambda and Autoscaling for the deployment of applications.

The scalable Google Computing Engine provides VMs in the data centers of Google. They startup easily, come with permanent storage devices, offer solid performance, and are infinitely configurable based on the customer’s needs.


Each cloud platform supports relational database such as Azure SQL Database, AWS Relational Database and Google Cloud SQL . For more description, visit the linked resources.


Microsoft Azure includes its coreAzure Storage services which refers to Azure Blob storage, Table, Queue andAzure File Storage along with Import-Export, Backup and Site recovery.

AWS offers S3 Simple Storage, ElasticBlock Storage, Elastic Filer System, Import-Export of large data transfer service and Storage Gateway. These storage offers great networking abilities with automated load balancing and connectivity to on premise user systems.

GCP offers a RESTful file hosting services integrated within the web service for storing and accessing data onGoogle Cloud Infrastructure.

Final Thoughts

The key reason for selecting a cloud service may not be a high-profile subscriber base, but it may enable more conservative companies recognize the advantages of different cloud offerings.

In contrast to Azure and GCP on the global market, AWS has quickly taken on broad customer offers. Netflix, which finally agreed to close all its network infrastructure in a gradual shift to the cloud in 2016, is a prolific AWS brand. But AWS has been genuinely successful in persuading more conventional organizations to migrate to the cloud, aside from web revolutionaries.

Which, according to you, is the best cloud service provider to-date? Do let us know.